Get your first look at the new film from the director of The Guard: it’s The Forgiven.

The Forgiven will be heading to cinemas later this year, courtesy of Film4 here in the UK and you can get your first look right here.

Featuring the talents of Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, the film looks set to explore the dark side of privilege and elitism.

Based on the 2012 novel by Lawrence Osborne, the film’s synopsis follows: ‘two wealthy Londoners, David and Jo Henninger, who, when driving through the Moroccan desert to a friend’s wedding, hit a passing pedestrian. Rather than reporting the death or seeking help, the couple instead brings the teenage boy’s body with them to their friend’s house. The couple, in collusion with the local authorities, works to cover up their heinous crime. But when the boy’s family arrives seeking justice for their lost son, David and Jo will have to face the shattering consequences of their actions.’

The film is directed by John Michael McDonagh  (The Guard) and will be released in August here in the UK, a month after our pals in North America get to see it. Still, if the trailer is anything to go by, it looks like it will be worth the wait.

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